Dave Grohl joins hardcore band Bl’ast! for group’s first new music in over 20 years – listen

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has teamed up with hardcore outfit Bl’ast! for their first new material in over 20 years.

The group released their last album ‘Take the Manic Ride’ in 1989, now returning for two-track EP ‘For Those Who’ve Graced the Fire!’. The short-player features Grohl on drums and Black Flag member Chuck Dukowski on bass.

Bl’ast! are currently working on a full-length with ex-Queens Of The Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo, as well as Nick Oliveri.

Listen to ‘For Those Who’ve Graced the Fire!’ in full below.

Meanwhile, the organiser behind a recent Foo Fighters viral video says he was reduced to tears when the band agreed to play a gig in his hometown of Cesena, Italy. It happened after he had convinced 1,000 fans to cover their song ‘Learn To Fly’ simultaneously.

The video of 1,000 local musicians – drummers, vocalists and guitarists – covering the 1999 Foo Fighters track went viral earlier this month. It had been filmed as part of a fan campaign to get Dave Grohl and his bandmates to play a gig in the local area.

Frontman Dave Grohl later praised the effort, agreeing to play a gig in Cesena as a reward.

Now the man who organised the feat, Fabio Zaffagnini, has told The Guardian that he broke down in tears when he saw the reaction online.

“I started crying like a baby,” Zaffagnini said. “I’m not an emotional person, but so much went into it.”

Recalling the moment he saw Grohl’s response (see video below), Zaffagnini added: “I thought it was a joke when I first saw it. When I realised it was him, I started crying again! I don’t cry often, but it’s been very hard to contain the emotions I’ve had.”